OSWEGO, NY – The fight against child abuse was in full swing as once again paper windmill gardens blossomed throughout the Oswego City School District.
A pinwheel garden was planted at the Oswego Junior-Senior Buccaneer High School. Gathering in it are Morgan Vivlemore, Cassandra Barker and Donald Ditton along with building coordinator Jody Smith and teacher Jay-Nel Seitz.
Funds totaling nearly $1,000 were donated to the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County for prevention programs and to continue services for abuse victims, some of whom might be OCSD students.
Located at 301 Beech St., the CAC of Oswego County is a non-profit charitable organization that provides a safe, child-friendly site for the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse.
The CAC also has a satellite office located at 4822 Salina St., Pulaski.
For more information on the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, call 315-592-4453.
Frederick Leighton proudly planted its garden with student council members (front row left to right) Ryan Familo, Kyle Familo, Aiden Robbins, Emily Eastman and Mary Kate Cloonan . In the second row are Sophia DeLorenzo, Gretchen Dowd, Ava Cloonan, Aubrey Avery and Megan Cheeley. In back are Jackie Clarke, Pam Dowd and Amy Armet.
The Oswego Middle School students also rallied for the worthwhile cause.
Fitzhugh Park students pose with their pinwheels before placing them in the ground.